Coinbase responds to racism and discrimination allegations

Coinbase has been accused of having created a culture fraught with bullying, racism and discrimination against black people in a new exposé from the New York Times.

Blockchain technology developer Compound secures $8.2m seed

Blockchain technology developer Compound has secured $8.2m in its seed funding round.

IBM Polska and Tieto to duke it out to be picked to create Bank...

The Bank of Lithuania plans to create a blockchain-based platform named LBChain. Now it is pitting two companies against each other for the privilege to help the central bank with its endeavour.

Provenance secures funding led by Working Capital Fund

UK-based Provenance has secured an additional investment from a group of investors led by Working Capital Fund.

Factom pulls in additional funding to take Series A passed $8m

Blockchain-as-a-service company Factom has extended its Series A round to more than $8m. Peeli Ventures, Harvest Equity and a number of local Austin investors joined the extended round.

Meet the 16 startups selected for Accenture’s new FinTech Innovation Lab London cohort

Accenture has picked 16 new promising startups from such varied disciplines as InsurTech, RegTech, open data and capital markets to take part of its UK-based accelerator programme.

PIR Equities races to €275m Fund III hard cap close on strong prior performance

Employee-owned private equity house PIR Equities has taken just four months to hit a €275m hard cap close for its third flagship fund, after strong performance from its predecessor vehicles.

Hype remains a key challenge for blockchain companies, World Economic Forum and Accenture reveals

A new report from the World Economic Forum and Accenture, the professional service provider, has revealed the five biggest obstacles blockchain-based enterprises have to...

OMERS Ventures leads $5m Series A to OpenBazaar

OMERS venture capital arm has led the $5m Series A funding round in to OpenBazaar, a blockchain-based P2P marketplace.

US lawmakers concerned about Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency to meet with Swiss privacy regulator

Democratic representative Maxine Waters and five other lawmakers are going to meet Switzerland’s top data protection regulator in a meeting focusing on Facebook’s upcoming cryptocurrency Libra.

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Centrifuge nets $4.3m in fresh funding

Centrifuge, a decentralised asset finance platform, has closed a $4.3m in funding.

OakNorth Bank provides £4.4m coronavirus loan to Beulah Vista Caring Home

Challenger bank OakNorth Bank has completed a £4.4m Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) loan to complete the development of a care home.

Tarabut Gateway claims to have raised the largest seed round in the MENA

Open banking platform Tarabut Gateway has bagged $13m in its seed round, which was led by Target Global.

Cybersecurity market expected to be worth $199.98bn by 2025

The global cybersecurity market is estimated to reach a value of $199.98bn by 2025, according to new research.

FinTech investor Oak HC/FT secures $1.4bn to support startups

FinTech and healthcare investor Oak HC/FT has secured $1.4bn to support new startups.

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